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Bug Bombs--Killing Insects in the Garage



 
 
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Old July 15th 10, 04:12 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Bug Bombs--Killing Insects in the Garage

I'd like to clobber the insects in our garage. I did this several years
ago with some bug bombs, and it worked pretty well; however, I was a
bit concerned about the pilot light in the water heater, which I
suddenly realized was on. I proceeded to open all the garage doors, and
remove the bomb. In the next few days, I did find quite a few bugs who
had crawled out from areas near the walls to die.

Aside from the pilot light notion, one needs to either remove stuff from
the garage or cover it. That can take a bit of doing.

It occurred to me that since most bugs seem close to the floor why not
get some sort of hose that has some fogging repellent that one could
disperse along the floor, and between objects close to floor. A check at
the local h/w store found none. Comments?
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Old July 15th 10, 05:51 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Bug Bombs--Killing Insects in the Garage

On 7/14/2010 9:12 PM, W. eWatson wrote:
I'd like to clobber the insects in our garage. I did this several years
ago with some bug bombs, and it worked pretty well; however, I was a bit
concerned about the pilot light in the water heater, which I suddenly
realized was on. I proceeded to open all the garage doors, and remove
the bomb. In the next few days, I did find quite a few bugs who had
crawled out from areas near the walls to die.

Aside from the pilot light notion, one needs to either remove stuff from
the garage or cover it. That can take a bit of doing.

It occurred to me that since most bugs seem close to the floor why not
get some sort of hose that has some fogging repellent that one could
disperse along the floor, and between objects close to floor. A check at
the local h/w store found none. Comments?



Do you remember Shell No-Pest Strips (vapona) from the 60's and 70's?
They are back, but a different brand now. I can't remember what the
brand is, but the strips are unmistakable; you can probably find them at
a good hardware or farm supply store. I used one last year to get rid
of a moth and bug infestation in the loft where my teenage daughter had
been living. (boxes of cereal etc left behind furniture, etc)

You might need 2 of 'em in a garage because they are generally not
sealed very well.

HTH,
Bob
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Old July 15th 10, 06:36 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Bug Bombs--Killing Insects in the Garage

I would never use bug bombs from the perspective of being explosive, but
also from the perspective of getting poison on everything. Buy some good
poison, and use it according to directions. If you have that big of an
infestation, you are either providing a lot of food, or are just in an area
where there are a lot of those particular bugs present. The only way you
can eradicate them is to put so much poison on there that it becomes
hazardous to pets, humans, children, and passing school buses. Go with the
lighter approach, unless you want the scorched earth scenario. No bugs, but
where's Lassie?

Steve

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Old July 15th 10, 06:56 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:12:27 -0700, "W. eWatson"
wrote:

I'd like to clobber the insects in our garage. I did this several years
ago with some bug bombs, and it worked pretty well; however, I was a
bit concerned about the pilot light in the water heater, which I
suddenly realized was on. I proceeded to open all the garage doors, and
remove the bomb. In the next few days, I did find quite a few bugs who
had crawled out from areas near the walls to die.

Aside from the pilot light notion, one needs to either remove stuff from
the garage or cover it. That can take a bit of doing.


If you think the garage is bad, try bombing the kitchen (and the whole
apartment). Of course I left and didn't come home for 24 hours I
think it was, maybe more.

But I did it once and it lasted until I moved out, at least a couple
years later.

We just put things in drawers, blew out the pilot in advance, wiped
counters off afterwards. Maybe we coverd the stove with newspaper.
I didn't find preparation to be a big deal.

It occurred to me that since most bugs seem close to the floor why not
get some sort of hose that has some fogging repellent that one could
disperse along the floor, and between objects close to floor. A check at
the local h/w store found none. Comments?


IF you find something, will it kill the bugs you want to kill.
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Old July 15th 10, 07:30 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Bug Bombs--Killing Insects in the Garage

I'm not exactly infested. I regularly knock down spider webs they build
around garage windows. They sure like light. I thought I'd just do this
as sort of a late spring cleaning. If I counted the number of bugs I see
walking through the garage, three cars, I seldom see anything. Sometimes
a small reptile gets in but they leave. I've had two rattle snakes
inside in 10 years. We live in something of a rural area with 7 acres of
property.

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Old July 15th 10, 08:59 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Bug Bombs--Killing Insects in the Garage

On 7/14/2010 7:12 PM, W. eWatson wrote:
I'd like to clobber the insects in our garage. I did this several years
ago with some bug bombs, and it worked pretty well; however, I was a bit
concerned about the pilot light in the water heater, which I suddenly
realized was on. I proceeded to open all the garage doors, and remove
the bomb. In the next few days, I did find quite a few bugs who had
crawled out from areas near the walls to die.

Aside from the pilot light notion, one needs to either remove stuff from
the garage or cover it. That can take a bit of doing.

It occurred to me that since most bugs seem close to the floor why not
get some sort of hose that has some fogging repellent that one could
disperse along the floor, and between objects close to floor. A check at
the local h/w store found none. Comments?

I use a device called Victor Bug Killers. You can get them at Ace
Hardware if you have one nearby. They come flat, and you fold them into
a box. The inside is super sticky. I believe they come four to a box,
and were around $7.

My brother had a problem with spiders in his basement. He spent quite a
bit of money trying out different bug traps, and he swears by this one,
and so do I.

You just lay them on the floor where they won't get stepped on.

Good luck.
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Old July 15th 10, 12:34 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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W. eWatson wrote the following:
I'm not exactly infested. I regularly knock down spider webs they
build around garage windows. They sure like light.


They build their webs where they will get the most bug traffic. The
flying bugs will be attracted to the light and get caught in the webs.


I thought I'd just do this as sort of a late spring cleaning. If I
counted the number of bugs I see walking through the garage, three
cars, I seldom see anything. Sometimes a small reptile gets in but
they leave. I've had two rattle snakes inside in 10 years. We live in
something of a rural area with 7 acres of property.



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Old July 15th 10, 02:34 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Bug Bombs--Killing Insects in the Garage

W. eWatson wrote:
I'd like to clobber the insects in our garage. I did this several years
ago with some bug bombs, and it worked pretty well; however, I was a bit
concerned about the pilot light in the water heater, which I suddenly
realized was on. I proceeded to open all the garage doors, and remove
the bomb. In the next few days, I did find quite a few bugs who had
crawled out from areas near the walls to die.

Aside from the pilot light notion, one needs to either remove stuff from
the garage or cover it. That can take a bit of doing.

It occurred to me that since most bugs seem close to the floor why not
get some sort of hose that has some fogging repellent that one could
disperse along the floor, and between objects close to floor. A check at
the local h/w store found none. Comments?


Shut off the pilot light and do it again.

--
LSMFT

I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 months.
I don't like to interrupt her.
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Old July 15th 10, 03:00 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Bug Bombs--Killing Insects in the Garage

On 7/14/2010 9:12 PM, W. eWatson wrote:
I'd like to clobber the insects in our garage. I did this several years
ago with some bug bombs, and it worked pretty well; however, I was a bit
concerned about the pilot light in the water heater, which I suddenly
realized was on. I proceeded to open all the garage doors, and remove
the bomb. In the next few days, I did find quite a few bugs who had
crawled out from areas near the walls to die.

Aside from the pilot light notion, one needs to either remove stuff from
the garage or cover it. That can take a bit of doing.

It occurred to me that since most bugs seem close to the floor why not
get some sort of hose that has some fogging repellent that one could
disperse along the floor, and between objects close to floor. A check at
the local h/w store found none. Comments?


the pilot light is not a concern.

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Steve Barker
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Old July 15th 10, 03:01 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Bug Bombs--Killing Insects in the Garage

On 7/14/2010 11:36 PM, Steve B wrote:
I would never use bug bombs from the perspective of being explosive, but
also from the perspective of getting poison on everything. Buy some good
poison, and use it according to directions. If you have that big of an
infestation, you are either providing a lot of food, or are just in an area
where there are a lot of those particular bugs present. The only way you
can eradicate them is to put so much poison on there that it becomes
hazardous to pets, humans, children, and passing school buses. Go with the
lighter approach, unless you want the scorched earth scenario. No bugs, but
where's Lassie?

Steve

visit my blog at http://cabgbypasssurgery.com watch for the book



bug bomb are not flammable. and the idea IS to get the poisen on
everything. duh. Here's your sign

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